Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.

2009-10-31

Internet Librarian 2009

As you know, I went to Internet Librarian 2009 and presented on Pop Culture.

So, how'd I do?

I will be posting here about IL2009, and tweeted at my Twitter/LizB account with the hashtag #il2009; in the meanwhile, here are what other people have to say about the presentation.

Oh, and in one instance -- you can see and hear me talk about the book, Pop Goes the Library!

Video by Elise J. Brown, Degrees of Shining Vlog, it's Internet Librarian 2009 - Seen & Heard - Day 1, Part 2. I'm about three and a half minutes in.

The Librarian in Black posted, IL2009: Technology: The Engine Driving Pop-Culture-Savvy Libraries or Source of Information Overload. As you may remember, I had the privilege of presenting with Sarah Houghton-Jan;, the Librarian in Black; she was Source of Information Overload.

Washington State Library posted Internet Librarian, Day 4 – Wednesday, Oct 28 2009 – #IL2009.

Eclectic Librarian posted IL2009: Technology: The Engine Driving Pop Culture-Savvy Libraries or Source of Overload?

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2009-10-23

Pop Goes the Library at Internet Librarian

Are you going to the Internet Librarian 2009 Conference?

Then you have two chances to meet me, you lucky person, you!

First, on Monday, October 26? I'll be at a Meet the Authors program.

Second, I'll be giving a presentation on Wednesday October 28 with Sarah Houghton-Jan, Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library author of LibrarianInBlack.net, called Technology: The Engine Driving Pop Culture-Savvy Libraries or Source of Overload?

Technology often drives pop culture trends like iPhone mania and texting addictions, and it can also be used to improve all kinds of library services when we embrace the idea that information technology is everyone’s job. By establishing a tech-friendly atmosphere, libraries can harness the latest real-world and web-based techno tools to engage customers in an ongoing discussion to identify and meet the pop cultural & life-learning needs of their communities. Find out how to use trendspotting, experimentation, and continuous training to create a technological sandbox at your library and hear about creative strategies and practical, imaginative solutions from the field for you to use in your community. Then hear how to deal with information load through ten principles including organizational techniques, how to filter your input, time and stress management, managing overload in different media: email, RSS, interruptive technologies, the telephone, print media, multimedia, and social networks. Come away with a plan for tackling your own mound (physical or virtual) of overload!

Stop by, say "hi." Tell me I sent you.


cross posted at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

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2009-09-14

Welcome, American Libraries Readers!

You know what happens when your friends and colleagues get their issue of American Libraries before you do?

You get a lot of "you're in American Libraries!"...and you have no idea what is said.

What a relief when it's something great!

It's the August/September 2009 issue (as of this writing, not yet up at their website.)

On page 59 is Learning with Blogs by Mary Ellen Quinn. Many rock-star blogs are listed; and there is Pop Goes the Library!! Quinn's succinct analysis: "it's fun." AND THEN, it gets even better, because it mentions the contributors to Pop and their blogs: Carlie and her blog, Librarilly Blonde; Melissa and her blog, Librarian by Day; and me and Tea Cozy.

I'm not sure what is more thrilling; Pop being listed in the article, or our cluster of blogs being called fun.

So, thank you, Mary Ellen Quinn and American Libraries; and readers who have found their way to Pop, I hope you enjoy the blog!

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